[Amateur film: Medicus collection: New York World's Fair, 1939-40] (Reel 5) (Part I)
Detailed documentation of the "World of Tomorrow" in beautiful Kodachrome.
Run time 17:34Producer Medicus (P.)Sponsor N/AAudio/Visual Si, C
Eric in Descanso, CA.
February 20, 2009
R5-1: T: This reel will take us to the Food, Home, Furnishing, Communication, Religious, Jewel and nearby Section, Food North building, mural, Beech-Nut Packing Company building, T: Circus Beech Nut (mechanical circus display), Johns-Manville building (asbestos), Home Furnishings building, T: Mural in Home Furnishing Entrance, Gas Industries building, American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corporation building, Works Progress Administration building, T: W.P.A. Puppeteers, American Telephone & Telegraph building and statuary, Alexander Graham Bell memorial, Bell System building and linesman murals, The Seven Ages Of Man And The Bell System mural, T: R.C.A. Television and Marine Divisions, two men in front of General Electric Television backdrop, the YMCA building, the Christian Science building, "Temple of Religion.", T: In the Temple's Garden are many painted religious episodes, Jewish Palestine Pavilion, Cafe, House of Jewels, T: Only a few kings could be ransomed here" (many shots of jewelry), Crosley Radio building, shots of Crosley cars, T: N.Y. City's Building, Masterpieces of Art sign and building, T: In City Hall Square, Medicine & Public Health building and statue, T:Gardens on Parade", murals of state flowers, shots of gardens and flowers. (17:35)
March 8, 2008
Crosley made radios, refrigerators and last but not leas Americas first "compact" automobile. They were quite tiny cars. My grandfather had one when I was a kid and enjoyed packing the grandchildren into it and taking us for rides. All I can remember was that it wasn't very comfortable!
It would have been nice had the Medicuses edited their many reels into one, and made it more interesting.
November 27, 2005
I enjoyed this batch o buildings this time out.. Lets go!
First up we are promised that well visit Food, Home Furnishing, Communication, Religious, Jewel, and nearby section. Nearby to what? The Jewel section? What section is that exactly?
We start with the ominous Food North building. It looks huge and imposing! It also has a strange mural up top Is that domed thing the side entrance? (eg Food South?). Its quite smartly designed.. Off then next to Circus Beech Nut which is slightly lame in its puppetry in some aspects. But we see some more advanced forms of this kind of puppetry at the end. We then go to the Johns Manville building. The building is nice, no idea what they do until we get a little closer, where it says to my complete surprise and delight, Asbestos: The Magic Mineral Hot DOG!! Who WOULDNT want to go in there? From there, its the huge Home Economics pavilion with its curious statues, and even more curious murals. Then, off to the truly awesome Gas building, LOVE the gas towers looming over the sky.. Just like the cubit of gas display they have set up.. Then, off to another undeciphrably signed building, with big red curtains. And then, off to the Works Progress Administration building! They have a show stage (??!) and we see a pretty lame puppet show performed, the puppet show we saw in earlier films dont have to worry about competition! From there, we go to the AT & T building. Another very strange statue greets us.. hmm.. We get a quick look at a angelic statue, before we see a bust of Al Bells head with a dedication. Is it me, or does the bust look like something from Zardoz? Just wondering.. more pictures are show around the Bell Exhibit, until we see a big picture titled The Seven Ages of Man and the Bell. Based on the diagrams shown, I am not too sure of what this was trying to represent. From there, we go to RCAs television and Marine (??) division. We see a taping in progress. That girl celebrity looks a LOT like Judy Garland.. or maybe Deanna Durbin? From there we see people going on.. YES! A boat!! It doesnt.. go anyplace though..From there we see a GE fellow interview a female. The fellow looks like Conan OBrien. He soon interviews medicus himself! Woo! What a celebrity! From there, we go to the YMCA buildings, theyre big! Quite impressive. From there, we go to the rather curious Temple Of Religion. Temple of which religion? Roman Catholicism? Bnai Brith? Bob? Nice building, but the murals dont tell me anything. Maybe it does to other people.. From there, were off to the Jewish Palestine pavilion. The close-ups of the Hebrew language affirms that the Medicuses must be Jewish.. Nice big building here.. Right after that, we get an extended (and frankly, tiring) display of the House Of Jewels.. Whose jewels are they? Or are they just a general display (which I think it is) of different types of jewels and the many pieces of necklaces you can make with it? From there we go to Crosley. No idea of what that is, but it looks like they TOO have a Motorway ride. Dang, those were popular at the fair! Then, we go the to host city, that would be New York, just in case you forgot, and their building, aside from a nice fountain, this is pretty average. We are teased with a sign of a Masterpieces of Art and shown the building next, but mercifully, we dont go in J We then go to City Hall square with more curious looking statues.. One of them is a topless female, so of course, Medicus pauses on that for a while.. from different angles.. lol. We finish of with Gardens On Parade something which is as boring as it sounds. We see pictures of flowers, flowers designed to form shapes, and so on.
Well, it started strong, then it got really weak towards the end..
July 1, 2003
"This reel will take us to the Food, Home
Furnishing, Communication, Religious, Jewel and
Food North building, mural.
Beech-Nut Packing Company building.
"Circus Beech Nut."
Mechanical circus display.
Johns-Manville building - asbestos.
Home Furnishings building.
"Mural in Home Furnishing Entrance."
Gas Industries building.
American Radiator & Standard Sanitary Corporation building.
Works Progress Administration building.
American Telephone & Telegraph building and
Alexander Graham Bell memorial.
Bell System building and linesman murals.
The Seven Ages Of Man And The Bell System mural.
"R.C.A. Television and Marine Divisions."
Two men in front of General Electric Television
The YMCA building.
The Christian Science building.
"Temple of Religion."
"In the Temple's Garden are many painted religious episodes."
Jewish Palestine Pavilion.
House of Jewels.
"Only a few kings could be ransomed here."
Many shots of jewelry.
"N.Y. City's Building."
Masterpieces of Art sign and building.
"In City Hall Square."
Medicine & Public Health building and statue.
"Gardens on Parade."
Murals of state flowers.
Many shots of gardens and flowers.